“What can I do to build my immunity with COVID being so contagious right now?”

Aug 3, 2022 | Healthy Living, Learn to Eat Clean and Healthy

I, commonly, get asked, “What can I do to build my immunity with COVID being so contagious right now?”

How can you drastically improve your gut health? This is such a great question!!

There are several answers to this question but I like to start in the gut. You see if your gut is weakened than your immune system does not have the strength to fight off infections.

Did you know that your gut is your largest immune system?

AND if we do not feed our gut cells the nutrients they need to thrive than our immune system becomes out of balance?

The most important part of your gut is your microbiome. When I mention microbiome this is where microorganisms – bacteria, fungi, viruses and other organisms – reside in your digestive track. The microbiota helps support energy, digestion, hormone balancing and immunity. This can be affected by your genes, medications, emotions and foods you eat.

Your microbiome is a key player to healthy immunity.

I bet you are asking, “What foods do I need to eliminate or start eating more of to improve your gut microbiome?”

One of the most simplest answers is to limit processed foods, foods with high amount of sugar, and reduce saturated and trans fats.

Begin to read the labels on all foods as you grocery shop……
…….OR cook with whole foods and slowly begin to remove boxed foods that are not nutrient dense.

Here are foods to improve gut health broken down into specifics:

Pre-Biotic foods that help nourish your good gut bacteria:

  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Chicory root
  • Dandelion greens
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Apple
  • Bananas

Pro-Biotic foods that improve digestive health and promote health benefits:

  • Sauerkraut
  • Pickles
  • Kimchi
  • Miso
  • Kombucha
  • Tempeh
  • Yogurt
  • Kefir
  • Buttermilk
  • Fermented vegetables

If you begin to include various types of the above foods and nutrients into your nutrition plan, you will begin to build up a healthy gut microbiome, which will in turn support your immunity long term.

The baby steps you take each day can consistently improve your gut microbiome and this can lead to a healthier you immune system.

So, what I am really saying is the tiny changes in habits to eating healthy can create extraordinary results in your health. Stop fearing sickness and begin taking steps in reclaiming your health.

Are you willing to put in the work to develop healthy eating habits to serve your health and wellness for the rest of your life?

You get to have health as leader……..

AND I am here walking with you on your journey to wellness.

I want more than anything for you to be able to follow through with your BIG VISIONS without dis-ease. This is my passion to support you and so grateful to be HERE with you. It’s your turn to create a healthy gut with strong immunity.

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